If you run the book of Genesis through Microsoft Word’s automatic summarizer and ask for a ten-sentence summary you get:
31 Terah took Abram his son, Lot the son of Haran, his son’s son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram’s wife. 17 Abraham prayed to God. 7 Isaac spoke to Abraham his father, and said, “My father?” Abraham became the father of Isaac. Yahweh blessed him. 18 Jacob loved Rachel. 10 Zilpah, Leah’s handmaid, bore Jacob a son. Esau and Jacob, his sons, buried him.
19 The sons of Rachel, Jacob’s wife: Joseph and Ben
and a bunch of footnotes.
You know, it’s actually not that bad. At least they got God into it.